Totaling 20.36 miles, the Clay County branch of County Road 218 connects Middleburg with Florida 16 in the town of Penney Farms to the south and U.S. 301 at Hugh to the northwest. CR 218 represents a commercial route across Middleburg, with a short four-lane section intersecting SR 21 (Blanding Boulevard). The remainder of the route is mostly rural, including a one mile stretch across Jennings Forest Wildlife Management Area.


Clay County 218 west
Heading north on Clay County 218 from Florida 16 and Penney Farms. Photo taken 06/13/08.
CR 739 (Henley Road) stems 3.26 miles north from CR 218 along Lake Asbury to CR 209. Photo taken 06/13/08.
Construction started in 2011 expanded all of County Road 739 (Henley Road) into a five-lane suburban arterial. Traffic signals were added at the intersection with County Road 218. Photo taken 06/13/08.
CR 218 heads northwest from CR 739 (Henley Road) and the Lake Asbury community toward Middleburg. Photo taken 06/13/08.
Crossing the South Prong of the Black Creek on Clay County 218 westbound. Built in the 1960s, the two-lane span was closed temporarily on September 19, 2017 for safety repairs relating to erosion and scouring at the bridge base and supports. A four-lane replacement will be built by 2021.1 Photo taken 06/13/08.
A trailblazer for CR 218 west precedes the signalized intersection with SR 21 (Blanding Boulevard) in the heart of Middleburg. Photo taken 06/13/08.
Replaced after 2011, a pre-1977 shield base referenced Florida 21 (Blanding Boulevard) on Clay County 218 west. Blanding Boulevard represents a major arterial leading southwest from Jacksonville to Middleburg. Photo taken 06/13/08.
County Road 218 hooks west from Blanding Boulevard, running along the north side of area of retail. Photo taken 06/13/08.

Sources:

  • "Clay County: County Road 218 bridge over Black Creek should reopen by Christmas." Florida Times-Union, The (Jacksonville), October 10, 2017.


Photo Credits:

06/13/08 by AARoads

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U.S. 301
Florida 16

Page Updated 03-20-2018.